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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhythm King
    Because actors are very superstitious and it's bad luck to say good luck. Also to break one's leg is an old expression for bending it, which one might to do in order to take a bow, following a successful performance.
    I knew the bit and good luck / bad luck - didn't know about the Break a leg bit thank you

    Wonder how many of you knew that


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    Mickey Mouse's girlfriend, Minnie, made her film debut, along with Mickey, in "Steamboat Willie" on November 18, 1928.
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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Why does an alarm clock "go off" when is really going on?

    Why don't you ever see baby pigeons?

    Why is it called a "building" when it is already built?

    Why is Mickey Mouse bigger than his dog Pluto?

    Would a fly without wings be called a walk?

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    How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Quote Originally Posted by wayaay bird
    .......Why is Mickey Mouse bigger than his dog Pluto?..........
    hands off his mine


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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Why is it when you look in mirror everything is left right reversed, but not upside down

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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gojive
    But what happens if you strap the toast butter side up, to the back of a cat, and push it off the worktop?
    you invent the perpetual motion machine - all you have to do is put it in a box and it will last forever: cheap and infinite source of energy!
    Last edited by Gadget; 27th-April-2006 at 09:40 PM.

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    Where do you "take" a shower ?


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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gojive
    But what happens if you strap the toast butter side up, to the back of a cat, and push it off the worktop?
    Quote Originally Posted by Gadget
    you invent the perpetual motion machine - all you have to do is put it in a box and it will last forever: cheap and infinite source of energy!
    'Perpetual motion' Love it!

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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gojive
    'Perpetual motion' Love it!
    Surely purrpetual motion?

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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Why is the writing on eye drop bottles so small?!?!?
    Let your mind go and your body will follow. Steve Martin, LA Story

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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Quote Originally Posted by ducasi
    Why is the writing on eye drop bottles so small?!?!?
    And why are the tablets for migraines fluorescent pink?

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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Quote Originally Posted by wayaay bird
    Why don't you ever see baby pigeons?
    Because they stay in their nests until they're practically fully grown.

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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Quote Originally Posted by philsmove
    Why is it when you look in mirror everything is left right reversed, but not upside down

    ESG ans please

    We going to get sensible answers to these questions
    ?

    Why do some people still think the World is flat ?

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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Quote Originally Posted by stewart38
    Why do some people still think the World is flat ?
    And where did you get that from? details please

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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Quote Originally Posted by philsmove
    Why is it when you look in mirror everything is left right reversed, but not upside down
    My understanding is the effect is really in the brain. Briefly: mirrors actually reverse back to front (reflection in Z). But 99% of the time, the way we see the side of an object that a mirror shows us is by a vertical 180 degree rotation (equivalent to a reflection in both X and Z). E.g. if we use a mirror to see an object behind us, the "normal" way for us to see it involves us turning our head 180 degrees.

    The result is that our brain auto adjusts for the 180 degree rotation, leaving us interpreting the final result as a reflection in X (left-to-right).

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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Quote Originally Posted by TiggsTours
    Why is it that when you wash you brand new matching set of knickers and bra in exactly the same wash, the knickers always come out a slightly different shade to the bra?

    A problem I regularly suffer from.... hence I spend so much time in lingerie shops

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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Quote Originally Posted by stewart38
    ESG ans please

    We going to get sensible answers to these questions
    ?

    Why do some people still think the World is flat ?
    Apologies for not being ESG but here is a link to an explanation: Mirror problem

    I would also like to point out that this question is off-topic as it is entirely sensible. Consideration of how we see things in mirrors can give insight into how our visual system filters reality.

    Edit: to DF. Didn't see your answer before I posted.

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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Quote Originally Posted by David Franklin
    My understanding is the effect is really in the brain. Briefly: mirrors actually reverse back to front (reflection in Z). But 99% of the time, the way we see the side of an object that a mirror shows us is by a vertical 180 degree rotation (equivalent to a reflection in both X and Z). E.g. if we use a mirror to see an object behind us, the "normal" way for us to see it involves us turning our head 180 degrees.

    The result is that our brain auto adjusts for the 180 degree rotation, leaving us interpreting the final result as a reflection in X (left-to-right).
    Sorry how does this help understand the question?

    Quote Originally Posted by philsmove
    Why is it when you look in mirror everything is left right reversed, but not upside down

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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Msfab
    'Where does your lap go when you stand up?'
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    Sorry couldn't resist
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    Re: Silly Questions? Sensible Answers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Msfab
    Sorry how does this help understand the question?
    If you mean specifically "why left-to-right rather than up-down?", it's because of the preferred (vertical) axis for rotation.

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